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Fogelman College of Business & Economics, April 2009

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Welcome to the Spring ’09 Fogelman College e-Newsletter

Dean Grover Looks at Revamping Undergraduate Business Programs

The Fogelman College Entrepreneurship MBA

New Fogelman College Executive MBA Project Initiative

Fogelman College Constituent Input

Fogelman College Outreach Initiatives

The Fogelman College Hosts the Disney Institute

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The Fogelman College Entrepreneurship MBA

Entrepreneurship MBA

The Fogelman College is looking forward to inaugurating its new Customer-Driven MBA (CDMBA) program this fall.  And now, in addition to its previously announced BioMedical and Services Marketing tracks, the program will offer a third track: Entrepreneurship, which we will call the Entrepreneurship MBA.  Entrepreneurs from Memphis have changed the world by following their dreams. FedEx, AutoZone, and Holiday Inn are some of the examples of companies that were born in Memphis.  Memphis is also a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity in the Biomedical Devices area as it has companies such as Smith & Nephew, Medtronic and Wright Medical housed here.  Each year the Fogelman Entrepreneurship MBA will give dreamers the skills to continue this tradition.

The AACSB accredited full-time Entrepreneurship MBA is a 21-month program that will be offered as a track in the CDMBA program, however it will operate differently from the other CDMBA tracks.  The entrepreneurship MBA will offer selected students a funded full-time MBA program that includes a $6,000 stipend and tuition waiver, bringing the total value of the scholarship to $30,000 for in-state and $55,000 for out-of-state students.  Admission requirements begin with a solid undergraduate degree and a minimum GMAT score of about 600.  But, beyond that, it will be left up to the students to convince the admissions committee that they are right for the program and have a passion for becoming entrepreneurs in any manner they see fit

The program entails intensive study in traditional disciplines as well as in-depth training focused on the development of a business plan.  An industry-specific professional with a proven entrepreneurial track record will be assigned to each student to review their business plans and provide a link to business networks. “To top it all FCBE will help provide funding and micro-financing support to deserving start-ups from this program.  We are not just promising entrepreneurship courses but promising start-ups,” said Dean Grover.

For more information about the Entrepreneurship MBA, please contact Dr. Kevin Boggs at or for general information about the CDMBA please contact Dr. Greg Boller at

The Entrepreneurship MBA program is funded in part by a generous contribution from the Hyde Foundation.

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